Jewish holidays can serve as fixed times for couples to strengthen their loving relationships. More than just calendar commitments, the holidays carry with them a view of what is important in life, a set of assumptions that challenge and deepen the way we think about relationships. According to Jewish tradition, the world stands on three things: ritual, learning, and acts of loving-kindness (Mishnah Avot 1:2).

Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Nancy H. Wiener, Judaism for Two